WHAT IS THE NATIONAL REDRESS SCHEME?
The national scheme delivers on a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
It provides access to counselling, a direct personal response from the institution and a monetary payment to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.
WHO HAS SIGNED UP?
* Every state and territory except for Western Australia.
* The Catholic Church: “We support the royal commission’s recommendation for a national redress scheme, administered by the Commonwealth.” – Archbishop Mark Coleridge.
* The Anglican Church: “We think this will be a very important part of the process for the healing of survivors of abuse.” – Bishop Stephen Pickard.
* The YMCA: “We can’t change the past for survivors, but we can change their future,” YMCA Australia chief executive Melinda Crole.
* The Salvation Army: “We acknowledge that past practices and procedures led, in many cases, to the failure of the protection of children.” – Major Brad Halse.
– The Scouts: “Scouts Australia is committed to ensuring that all survivors of child sexual abuse have access to the national redress scheme.” Chief commissioner Neville Tomkins.
WHO IS HOLDING OUT?
* Western Australia: “My hope is that Western Australia will sign up in the next couple of weeks. We have reached an agreement… They have internal processes that they have to deal with.” – Social Services Minister Dan Tehan.
* Other organisations covering 20 per cent of survivors.
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